Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - 94-97
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 34935 65365
334935, 865365


Dated 1830 (datestone re-cut circa 1975 to read 1630). 3 long

turf roofed vaulted chambers rise above turfed mound (each

divided internally into 2; continuous round-headed 3 gabled

elevation to N and S; square louvred openings in N and E

elevations (ice chutes).

Wide centre entrance under shallow brick coped gable; ashlar

lintel dated and decorated with incised salmon.

INTERIOR: wide entrance leads directly into centre chamber, intercomomunicating with remaining 5. Each chamber is high,

with barrel-vaulted ceiling and brick lined and has cobbled

floor inclined to centre drainage sump.

Statement of Special Interest

This range of late 18th and early 19th century buildings

connected with commercial salmon fishing are amongst the most

important of their kind in Scotland and a most unusual

survival. The icehouse, which appears to have re-placed a

former one mentioned in 1791-3, is the largest in Scotland

and is now a salmon fishing museum.

These buildings were designed and built to serve the rich

salmon fishings of the lower Spey, exporting salmon to the

expanding early 19th century urban markets and creating a

considerable income for the Gordon Castle estates.

Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88



THE STATISTICSL ACCOUNT (1791-3, Witherington and Grant ed.

vol xvi, 1982), p. 83. David Souter, GENERAL VIEW OF


ACCOUNT xiii (1842), pp. 121-2. John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL


About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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